World War II
Leslie Arthur George Mapes

Leslie Arthur George Mapes was a Lance Corporal with the 2nd Batt. Norfolk Regiment. He was killed 24th January 1945 aged 25 and is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery. TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY is the largest of the three war cemeteries in Burma (now Myanmar). It was begun in 1951 for the reception of graves from four
battlefield cemeteries at Akyab, Mandalay, Meiktila and Sahmaw which were difficult to access and could not be maintained. The graves have been grouped together at Taukkyan to preserve the individuality of these battlefield cemeteries. Because of prolonged post-war unrest, considerable delay occurred before the Army Graves Service were able to complete their work, and in the meantime many such graves had disappeared.
Leslie was the son of Arthur and Fanny Mapes of Ingatestone.
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